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Clinch River

Length: 300 miles (483 kilometers)

Clinch River is formed by the junction of two forks in southwest Virginia, and flowing generally southwest across east Tennessee to the Tennessee River at Kingston. At its mouth the Clinch River forms Watts Bar Reservoir. The river is an important part of the Tennessee Valley Authority system.

Norris Lake was created by the construction of Norris Dam in the mid-1930s. Norris Dam was the first major project for the Tennessee Valley Authority, which had been created in 1933 to bring economic development to the region and control the rampant flooding that had long plagued the Tennessee Valley. The dam was named in honor of Nebraska Senator ...
    Full Pool: 1,020.0 MSL     Area: 34,200 Acres      Printed Norris Lake Map

Melton Hill Lake provides nearly 193 miles of shoreline and 5,470 acres of water surface and includes parts of Loudon, Roane, Anderson, and Knox counties. The reservoir stretches 56 miles up the Clinch from the dam to the base of Norris Dam, and is navigable for 38 miles from Melton Hill Dam to Clinton. Melton Hill is the only TVA dam on a tributar...
    Full Pool: 794.0 MSL     Area: 5,690 Acres

Outflows of the Clinch River
Tennessee River